Man Arrested For Shooting And Killing Trucker In Road Rage Confrontation
Berkeley County, South Carolina – Berkeley County authorities have arrested a suspect in connection to a road rage shooting that resulted in the death of a truck driver on Wednesday, May 1.
Berkeley County sheriff’s deputies arrested 21-year-old Karrington Christian Holmes on Sunday on an unrelated charge of simple possession of marijuana.
However, a spokeswoman for the Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed, that while in jail, investigators tied Holmes’ vehicle to the scene of a fatal shooting along Highway 52 near the Strawberry railroad crossing, just north of Goose Creek.
The victim, who has now been identified as 49-year-old Rodney William Middleton, gave police a description of the suspect and the assailant’s vehicle as a silver or gray sedan.
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Investigators said “aggressive driving” near the intersection of Central Avenue in Goose Creek led to escalating tension between the two men.
Officials said Holmes continued following the Middleton’s semi to an area on Highway 52 near the Strawberry railroad crossing.
That’s when authorities say Middleton was shot in the abdomen by Holmes.
Middleton later passed away at a nearby hospital.
Holmes now faces one count each of murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime, according to court records.
Holmes remains in jail awaiting a bond hearing.
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